Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender features an awe-inspiring programme of free events from hundreds of world-class West Midlands and international artists and companies….
We are delighted to see the return of this ever-popular family-friendly festival, which this year again celebrates all things Birmingham – its diversity, its communities and its artists; welcomes international performers from around the world to our city, and plays a role within Utsav, Birmingham’s Year of South Asian Culture.
For dance lovers, in particular, there are some special treats lined up, including Square Dance in Victoria Square delivered with the organisers of Moseley Folk Festival; performances from the city’s own Birmingham Royal Ballet in the Bullring, and spectacular South Asian dance.
Music lovers can get up close to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, enjoy a Multi-Story orchestral performance in a car park and experience the sounds of world-famous Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans. Selfridges also host live performances throughout the weekend.
For families, look out for Rangeeli, a colourful community parade taking place through the city-centre complete with Harminder the Elephant; an Alternative Village Fete based at the Bull Ring Markets, and Clash of Drums, a night-time feast of sound and spectacular fireworks on Eastside Green.
For more information and full line-up visit: www.birminghamweekender.com
BLOC Hotel Birmingham
The BLOC philosophy is new to the UK. The concept is called pared-down chic and is based on ideas we’ve adapted from the best designers around the world. By injecting a little British creativity, we have been pushing the boundaries of hotel design. From the build right down to the finishes in each room, we work with cutting-edge materials and innovative thinkers whose mantra really is, small is beautiful.
The idea is to build very cleverly using the very best materials whilst still making it as cost-effective as possible. And that means we can offer our guests really chic rooms in prime city centre locations at very, very good prices.